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What Steps Should You Take If You Have An Acute Exposure To Hepatitis B

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urine exposure to hbv

i have been reading in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNALabout urine exposure to hbv the discussion was about23 men with chronic liver disease who werepositive for hepatitis B antigen and they are saying that it is possible to be infected from there...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I did not have time to read the entire article since I need to answer many questions tonight, although it looks very interesting...However, I will say that although a virus is recovered in a particular fluid, does not mean that we know it is... Read more »

question to on a potential exposure, quick donation

Hello doctor, please help me. I am very worried and scared. I had oral sex with a sex worker on Feb... Read more »

Occupational Exposure- Your Friend Me Again Please

Hi Dr. Frascino, its me again. Im the healthcare worker who might have been unknowingly exposed... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...hepatitis B and C. Also, there are vaccines that can protect you against developing hepatitis A and B, even if you've already been exposed to them. These vaccines may not work for people with CD4 counts below 350. There are no treatments for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
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Repeated Exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do most HIV experts say that repeated exposure is usually necessary for HIV infection to occur. Can HIV get into the body and then be somehow eliminated but if a person Read more »

Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contracting HIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, and somehow I will Read more »

elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
...recomendation to test up to 6 months is referring to people who undergone PEP. "Postexposure Testing. HCP with occupational exposure to HIV should receive follow-up counseling, postexposure testing, and medical evaluation, regardless of whether... Read more »

Exposure Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If you were exposed to the virus, does your body actually try to fight the virus? and...if so..how long does the battle continue? Read more »